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How to Spot the Warning Signs of Child Abuse

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By Rita Rippentrop, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

For the majority of us, home is somewhere we are excited to return to at the end of the day. It is a place where we feel loved, respected and safe to be ourselves.… Read the rest →

5 Signs You’re Struggling with Alcoholism

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By Rita Rippentrop, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

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April is Alcohol Awareness Month, and while alcoholism is extremely common, it often goes overlooked. Have you or a loved one shown up late for work, disappointed family members or frequently can’t remember what happened the night before because of alcohol?… Read the rest →

Coping with Grief During the Holidays

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By Rita Rippentrop, MDiv Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

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Getting through the holidays while grieving can be a big challenge. It’s common to get flooded with memories at holidays, and many worry about being a “downer” or crying at holiday gatherings, where there are expectations of good cheer.Read the rest →

Grief Support Group to Start October 8th

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Rita RippentropThe loss of a loved one is a life-altering event. Journey Through Grief is a six-week course that will explore the tasks of grief, offer the opportunity to share experiences with others who have lost a loved one, and provide information on how to cope with loss.

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